Good luck to all those taking the MRSA GP exam!

I cannot stress how much I enjoy general practice. I love the variety, uncertainty of your work day and consultations you will have; dealing with new and familiar faces and issues; working within an amazing team; having evening and weekends free, if that's how you choose to work; and finally, still loving being a doctor after the years or ups and downs of being a dyslexic trainee medic!

Throughout medical school and well into post qualification, I never saw myself as a GP, though I always enjoyed the GP placements during medical school and as an F2. I did not particularly want to be seeing "moaning patients", crying children, chronic conditions where is is limited help that can be provided and deal with all the social issues involved in managing a patient holistically. To me, that would have been a dyslexics absolutely nightmare! Thankfully, I had amazing friends who saw the GP within me and encouraged me to apply. To be honest, I really didn't think I'd get in. The application process involved timed, a hand written exam and the dreaded MCQs! I scraped through those exams and did very well on the OSCE type exam and scored highly enough in the latter to get my first choice training deanery.

So here's to the next cohort of potential GPs in training, good luck and enjoy the journey!

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🙋‍♀️ Are you a busy GP or GP Registrar? Are you interested in primary care?


🤯 Do you find it hard to keep up to date with the latest guidelines and developments in primary care?

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4️⃣ Goodfellow Clinics
5️⃣ Medical Journal of Australia

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❓👂 Got any podcast recommendations?

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It's always nice to hear from those you've been supporting and coaching!

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Red is the colour of luck, joy, happiness and vitality.

So good luck to all GP trainees for their exams today. A special boost for those re-sitting, neurodiverse trainees and those who have contacted me. Please remember what I said - you've worked hard and are amazing doctors!!

🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

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** I don't usually post video previews but here you go! **


How can you SMASH the AKT exam for #gptraining ??

How can pass first time and get one step closer to becoming a GP?!

Well in my latest video this Friday at the usual time of 6pm I share with you key tips AND my personal experience of the exam!

So this is another one not to miss #dontmissit !!

P.S who is liking the red lipstick?! LOL what other colours should I try?!

-- Dr. P. Baptiste

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Good luck to this amazing guy for his final exam today and next Saturday!

You’ve studied your butt off for the last 2 years, while dealing with all my health issues and you’ve still been able to be head strong and blitz your other exams! I love you and we’re all so proud of you ♥️ @dr_rob13 #appreciationpost #goodluck #gpexams #racgpexams #almosthusband

Having submitted what is *hopefully* my last postgraduate medical exam, it seems like a great time to reflect on what has been a stressful last 6 weeks!

🎉

You would think that after literally HUNDREDS of exams it would be easy, however this period unfortunately coincided with a deterioration in my grandmother’s dementia, and balancing the two with lockdown and being a doctor has really tested my resilience!

So as others head into their exam season, I wanted to share some self-care top tips on how to stay well-balanced and calm during exam periods (and I’ll admit I’m no expert!) 📖

1) Support Network

Revising in lockdown is MUCH harder for multiple reasons; firstly you feel extremely lonely and secondly you feel guilty when not working as there’s nothing else to do! The Solution - reach out to others and form a Zoom revision group. The power of reassurance and support from a colleague is completely invaluable (thank you @silviamoens and @dhu_chainz 😍)

2) Take Regular (and fun) Breaks

Breaking down your revision time into chunks will help to focus on the work you’re doing. Experiment with different break times and find a rhythm that works for you. Make sure that breaks are filled with something you love so that you can really look forward to it ❤️

3) Wind-down Routine

No matter how tempting it may be to read that last chapter or watch that last video, having a wind-down routine is essential to help you you forget about the day so you can sleep well and be completely refreshed🧘‍♀️

4) Slow and Steady

Some days will be better than others, and that’s okay. Whilst it’s important to set goals, don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t achieve them – tomorrow is another day! 🌄

5) Social Support

When free time is limited, it’s important to fill it with your loved ones. Schedule calls/facetime sessions with people who help you unwind. If you know someone who may be revising, send them a little gift so they know you care (thank you @dmc.nelson for my self-care package which made my week - swipe right for pic!) 👩‍❤️‍👩

As always, please reach out early if you need extra help ❤️

Do you have any self-care revision tips to share?

Something exciting is coming…

Dorky docs is sliding onto your instafeeds with weekly GP revision tips, exam prep and advise to get you through it!

With lockdowns after lockdowns there’s no better time to get ahead of your studying and that’s where we come in. You won’t want to miss our first popular exam topic posts coming soon on IBD. So like, follow, share and tell all your fellow dorky docs about it now.

P.s. If you haven’t already, check out the Dorky Docs YouTube channel. Already PACKED with useful revision resources and all that good stuff. (The link is in the bio)

Something exciting is coming…

Dorky docs is sliding onto your instafeeds with weekly GP revision tips, exam prep and advise to get you through it!

With lockdowns after lockdowns there’s no better time to get ahead of your studying and that’s where we come in. You won’t want to miss our first popular exam topic posts coming soon on IBD. So like, follow, share and tell all your fellow dorky docs about it now.

P.s. If you haven’t already, check out the Dorky Docs YouTube channel. Already PACKED with useful revision resources and all that good stuff. (The link is in the bio)

Something exciting is coming…

Dorky docs is sliding onto your instafeeds with weekly GP revision tips, exam prep and advise to get you through it!

With lockdowns after lockdowns there’s no better time to get ahead of your studying and that’s where we come in. You won’t want to miss our first popular exam topic posts coming soon on IBD. So like, follow, share and tell all your fellow dorky docs about it now.

P.s. If you haven’t already, check out the Dorky Docs YouTube channel. Already PACKED with useful revision resources and all that good stuff (the link is in the bio).

Preparing for your RCE next year? Then we have the course for you, enrolments are open now.

Go to www.qrme.org.au for more information or to enrol now. #gpexams #canpasswillpass #gptraining #gptrainee #gptrainingexperience #juniordoctor #medicaleducation #meded #generalpractitioner #ruralgeneralist #healthcareers #healthcareprofessionals #familyhealth #patientcare #countrydoctor #ruralhealthcare #bushdoctor #ruralmeded

Latest YouTube video; link in bio.
Trainees often struggle with the clinical management aspect of the RCA Aassessment.

Watch my latest video which explains how to avoid the common pitfalls. #rcgp #mrcgp #rca #recordedclinicalassessment #gptraining #gpassessment #gpexams #pass #gmc #medicine

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3 more weeks until my GP specialisation exams. 3 more tense weeks of studying & balancing the rest of my life. This is probably the place you find me during most of my leisure time currently, my desk. Trying to make the best out of it. Clearly you can see how exhausted I am, my skin is suffering from break outs due to lack of sleep and stress, as well as my eyes show dark circles, my diet is varying between on point and a mess, I am cutting gym for the moment to get my full focus on the exam besides being a mom and working full time, also soon our little one is starting with daycare where we have to settle a couple of things (this is not any kind of excuse but I know I have to set priorities & made this my choice). And somewhere in between I am trying to squeeze in something called sleep. With this post I don’t want to complain, I just want to be real with you peeps. Sometimes you have to set your priorities. And sometimes you need also some help. All this would not possible for me without my biggest support system, my loving husband @rajithjay - thanks for always being my rock! I can’t wait to go back to my old routine soon, so for now concerning my weightloss journey I stick to my diet as good as possible, make my 10k steps per day (mostly during work) & count my days until this madness is over and I can get back to my gym routine (luckily with this strategy I am able to easily keep my weight and not gain). xo, Nirodya
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The face of someone who has just finished the one the biggest exams of her life!!!

Hopefully my final GP exam.What a long and intense 2 weeks that was!
Relieved as I am, now have to anxiously wait the results in 3 weeks time! 😬Eek 😬😬
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Home grown peppers and bbq 🍷 chill weekend vibes

Importance of downtime after a busy week in GP land. Things are slowly settling in to their usual ways. Patient telephone appointments are up and primary care is getting busy we are bringing some in for face to face appointments. On the other hand I’ve also been doing hot hub and home visiting shifts which both started around COVID time and the numbers are steadily dropping.
➡️➡️What remains to be seen is how the second wave pans out and if we get the winter surge or can social distancing and wearing masks be enough to suppress it. I honestly don’t know, what do you guys think?

⚡️Are you a preemptive person ? ⚡️Do you spend time sorting out things that could be prevented?


⚡️Most times it is much better to envisage situations and sort out the possible variables in your head
⚡️Waiting for things to happen before trying to find the solution just doesn’t add value and wastes time
⚡️Stay proactive and not reactive.

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Monday Motivation!
It is Easter Monday but in UK all medics are at work today as normal.


This is because of the attempt to flatten the curve
As a Family Doctor , we are starting to have difficult conversations with patients who are frail ,have severe underlying medical conditions and those who have lost loved ones.
Communication is everything! And despite having no cure for this , we aim to support the best way we can and believe we will beat this
Also we thank God that our PM has been discharged as it has come as a ray of hope

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Difdov is one of the pioneers in training in patient care consulting skills

Communication in consulting is a very big thing now and the future is full of medical ethics playing a major role.
As a health care professional, your bedside manner is very important and there is evidence to show that this improves overall outcome
Get your hospital in touch with us as we provide virtual training sessions in small groups.
Email us at info @difdov.co.uk @difdov
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